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Geography Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.0701 Geography)

Department of Geography

105 Wilkeson Quad
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Dr. Chris P. S. Larsen

Dr. Jared Aldstadt
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Geography Minor Program

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to the Minor in Geography program, students must have an overall (UB) QPA of 2.000. To receive a minor in Geography, students must have a QPA of 2.000 in all Geography courses and a QPA of 2.000 overall (UB).

Transfer Credit Policy

Questions of transfer credit policy can be directed to the director of undergraduate studies.

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses are not required for pursing a Minor in Geography.

Required Courses

The Department of Geography offers five (5) Minors in Geography including General Geography and concentrations in Earth Systems Science, International Business and World Trade, Geographic Information Systems and Cartography, and Urban and Regional Analysis. The required and elective courses for each minor are listed below.
General Geography

One of the following:

  • GEO 101 Earth Systems Science I
  • GEO 102 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEO 103 Global Economic Geographies

Required course:
GEO 120 Maps: Earth From Above

Four additional GEO courses at the 300 or 400 level

Earth Systems Science

Four additional electives from the following:

International Business and World Trade
GEO 102 Introduction to Human Geography OR GEO 103 Global Economic Geographies

Five elective courses from the following:

Geographic Information Systems and Cartography

Two courses from the following:

Urban and Regional Analysis 

  • GEO 102 Introduction to Human Geography OR GEO 103 Global Economic Geographies
  • GEO 366 Urban Systems Geography OR GEO 367 Urban Social Geography
  • GEO 211 Univariate Statistics in Geography

Three additional courses from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Geography Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:49